The Power of His Presence

The Power of His Presence captures well the theme that runs through these selections and all of Stedman's messages. Ray called it the New Covenant, by which he meant that believers are totally dependent on the power of the indwelling Christ to live the Christian life. Second Corinthians 3:5-6 summarizes this idea well: Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

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